Hobart Baptist Church Redevelopment

From September 2018, Hobart Baptist Church is undergoing a substantial building project.

You can read about the “Sod-Turning” event HERE >>>

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 11 November 2018

Work is progressing quickly on the building site, and is on target for the new toilets to be completed by mid-December.

  • Plumbing pipework and mechanical exhaust ductwork are in place. Plaster sheeting of walls and ceilings is almost complete. Painting and fitout will commence next week, and floor coverings soon after.
  • The aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • New boundary walls and fencing are well advanced.
  • Demolition of the existing buildings behind the Soundy Building should commence in mid-January, enabling the work on the Unit Block, ancillary buildings and new carpark to commence.

Finally, for your own safety, a reminder to please keep out of the construction areas. With notice, I can give guided tours to small groups after church on Sundays.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

CHURCH  DEVELOPMENT  NEWS – 17 October 2018

  • Work is progressing quickly on site with demolition of the buildings at the rear of the Hall complete and other parts demolished to make way for the Lift Shaft, which the builder is hoping to have in place prior to Christmas. This is important so that the lift manufacturer can obtain accurate measurements for the manufacture of the lift.
  • The new toilets are well advanced with plumbing pipework and mechanical exhaust ductwork in place.  The builder is currently waiting on council inspections and sign-off before proceeding with wall & ceiling sheeting and fitout.
  • At the SPOT meeting on Tuesday, and after exhaustive consultation with the architects resulting in many design & layout options, the SPOT Team signed off on a layout for the Upper Hall Office/Creche/Mezzanine areas. It is our belief that the solution is a very good one for the future of the Church and will provide significant benefits & many potential usage options in the future.
  • It is hoped that the new toilets will be in operation by mid-December and the aim is to renovate the Lower Hall over the Christmas/New Year period.
  • Demolition of the existing buildings behind the Soundy Building should commence in mid-January, enabling the work on the Unit Block, ancillary buildings and new carpark to commence.
  • I continue to work with the architects & builder to get several contractual matters sorted so that the financing of the project can be finalised. I am also keeping a photographic record of the works as they proceed for future reference.
  • Finally, for your own safety, a reminder to please keep out of the construction areas.

Antal Hanke – Project Manager

MORE INFORMATION

The main objective of the project is to upgrade our facilities to make them safe for children, accessible for all, give toilet access without going outside, and provide a modern kitchen with a mission-focused café. To fund this million-dollar upgrade we are building 16 units over the carpark. We are hoping to retain ownership of one of the units.

The project will be completed in three stages. Firstly, new toilets, then the 4-storey unit complex, followed by upgrades to the Soundy Lounge, the back hall and the upstairs hall.

SOME DISRUPTIONS. At each stage during the 18-months it will take to complete the redevelopment, we will experience different disruptions. The main disruption during Stage One is that the kitchen, back and upstairs halls are inaccessible.

WARNING: During the redevelopment do not enter the construction zones. They are dangerous, and you need to stay away. So please stay away from the back hall, the upstairs hall and the carpark!

CARPARKING: Our entire car park is now unavailable for use

  • Street parking remains unchanged. On Sundays, please reserve spaces close to the church for the elderly and less mobile, as the builder’s shed occupies the disabled parking spaces.
  • Warwick Street, between Elizabeth and Murray Streets, is a good option
  • EIS Property, 229 Elizabeth Street. Thanks to Hank Petrusma 20 spaces are available for our use on Sunday mornings. (Only 200m or a 1-min walk away)

If you have any questions, please talk to Church Secretary Heather Galloway, 0427 974 073.

HBC Floor Plan phase 1